Cemex marks volume milestone for branded, lower-carbon concrete mix

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff

Cemex USA has delivered more than 1 million yd. of Vertua for public and private projects in California, where the lower carbon mix recently debuted as part of the producer’s Future in Action program. When measured on embodied carbon metrics, Vertua offers carbon dioxide emission reduction of at least 30 percent when compared to ordinary portland cement concrete mixes. Golden State customers have used the material for Los Angeles Basin and Bay Area commercial buildings; Interstate Corridor Express Lanes in San Bernardino; plus entertainment and multi-use venues such as San Diego State University’s Snapdragon Stadium.

“We are committed to reducing the impact of our operations and products,” says Cemex USA President – California Region Francisco Rivera. “With Vertua, customers can join the journey to build a better future using concrete designed to address climate change and deliver the high-quality performance they expect from Cemex.”

The producer has expanded Vertua availability to its other ready mixed plants across the Sun Belt, consistent with corporate sustainability goals for Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. global operations. With 2030 targets and 1990 baselines, the goals are led by a) a 47 percent CO2 emissions reduction per ton of cementitious material delivered, and b) promotion of concrete exhibiting a carbon factor 35 percent lower than conventional mixes.

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